Horse Health Matters®

Ears, Eyes, Mouth and Tail - Observe Carefully …

by Flossie Sellers

April 26, 2018 15:49

Learn about the ways a horse's senses allow them to stay safe and monitor their world for anything that might indicate danger is near and how they communicate …

Dental Care

Dental Abscesses in Horses

EquiMed Staff

Dental Abscesses in Horses

by EquiMed Staff

April 7, 2017 10:49

Horses do not usually develop cavities in their teeth. Instead, dental infections usually begin at the root of the tooth and are often preceded by gum infection …

General Care

Eight Tips to a Better Summer for Your Horse

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Eight Tips to a Better Summer for Your Horse

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 21, 2017 16:27

Read these 8 tips to learn about keeping horses comfortable and healthy during hot summer weather …

Kids and Horses - Basic Safety Issues When Handling Horses

by Heather Smith Thomas

April 24, 2017 14:51

Learn about teaching young would-be equestrians what they need to know and do, beginning with basic safety rules that will enable every child to proudly take on …

Tip of the Day

In disciplining a horse, a single hard opened-hand slap on the shoulder works wonders. Fearful nagging, halter jerks, hollering, little slaps or taps, are not only ineffective, but for some horses, especially stallions, may lead to retaliation.

Healthy Barn

Keeping Your Barn Safe

Flossie Sellers

Keeping Your Barn Safe

by Flossie Sellers

April 20, 2017 14:27

Falls, fire, structural inadequacies, and horse-related injuries are legitimate concerns for every horse owner. Read to learn the 12 tips for barn safety and …

Healthy Barn

Feeding and Watering Your Horse

EquiMed Staff

Feeding and Watering Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 27, 2017 10:53

Learn how to feed and water your horse in a more natural way without taking up all your time and having to live your life around your horse's schedule …

Hoof Care

Farrier's Prices

EquiMed Staff

Farrier's Prices

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 16:48

Although no general article can address the costs of a farrier in a particular area, learn about the value of a farrier's services and the support a competent …

Advantages of Embryo Transfer for Both Mare and Owner

by Flossie Sellers

May 7, 2017 13:57

Embryo transfer is the process of taking a fertilized embryo from a mare and transferring it to another mare. With this technology (somewhat controversial), a …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

HERDA

An inherited disorder that causes the skin on the horse's back to separate or tear away.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

es·sen·tial
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adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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